Top 10 federal government colleges in Nigeria

Top 10 federal government colleges in Nigeria

There are over a hundred federal government colleges in Nigeria. The question is, do they all provide equally good education? Check out our article on best 10 federal government colleges in Nigeria and find out! All you need to know about the best federal government colleges in Nigeria is here.

Best 10 federal government colleges in Nigeria

About federal colleges in Nigeria


Nigeria has a wide array of secondary education institutions, so anyONE can choose the right option for them. Among those options are federal government colleges. A federal government college, also known as a unity school, is a secondary education establishment, the main purpose of which is to unite children from all over Nigeria and provide them with exemplary education.

What started as a small experimental project, which involved opening three government colleges in different regions of Nigeria, has since grown into a large network. These days, there are 104 federal government colleges that are spread across Nigeria. You can see the full list of federal government colleges in Nigeria here.

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But here is the kicker:

Not all of them are good. To be fair, many federal government colleges provide children with subpar or frankly unsatisfactory education. Therefore, we decided to highlight those colleges that really deserve your attention.

Best 10 federal government colleges in Nigeria


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The latest rating of Nigerian federal government colleges was released in 2016 and it ranked the colleges in accordance with their students’ results at the WAEC (West African Examination Council) exams in 2014/2015. Unfortunately, there have been no recent ratings as of late. Nevertheless, this list is still useful today.

Here are the ten best federal government colleges (presented in reverse order):

№10. Federal Government Girls’ College, Efon-Alaaye

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State: Ekiti

Address: Federal road PMP 004, Ita Osun


Founded in: 1999

Percentage of students that passed their WAEC exams: 90.27

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№9. Federal Government College, Ikole-Ekiti

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State: Ekiti

Address: Ifaki-Oye Ikole road


Founded in: unknown

Percentage: 91.73

№8. Federal Government College, Okposi


State: Ebonyi

Address: Obiozara-Ndeaboh Junction Road


Founded in: 1965

Percentage: 92.08

Additional information: this is one of the first three federal government colleges in Nigeria

№7. Federal Government College, Ijanikin


State: Lagos

Address: kilometre 78 Lagos-Badagry Expressway


Founded in: 1975

Percentage: 92.25

№6. Federal Government College, Nise

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State: Anambra

Address: Nise road


Founded in: 1995

Percentage: 92.31

Additional information: This government college is also among the top colleges based on the results of BECE and SSCE.

№5. Federal Government College, Okigwe


State: Imo

Address: Ubahu road


Founded in: 1977

Percentage: 92.44

№4. Federal Government Academy, Suleja


State: Niger

Address: Maje-Diko By-Pass


Founded in: 1986

Percentage: 92.78

Additional information: It is the best federal government college based on the BECE exams. It is also positioned as a school for gifted children.

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№3. Federal Government College, Rubochi


State: FCT-Abuja

Address: 16 kilometres northeast of Abaji town, and 160 kilometres southwest of Garki


Founded in: 1999

Percentage: 93.59

Additional information: This college is among the top three ranked by results in SSCE exams.

№2. Federal Government Girls’ College, Kazaure


State: Jigawa

Address: Amaryawa road


Founded in: 1977

Percentage: 98.14

№1. Federal Government Girls’ College, Benin


State: Edo

Address: Federal College Rd, Uselu PMB 1161


Founded in: 1973

Percentage: 99.14

And that is all for our ranking. Did your educational institution get ‘The best federal government college in Nigeria’ title? Let us know! We would appreciate your feedback.

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